Category: Numbers

Traffic Charges in Jamaica






Robert Montague, Jamaica’s minister of national security, recently made the announcement in Parliament that the Government would offer motorists traffic ticket amnesty as of July 1, 2017. The amnesty will run for 60 days thereafter. Below is a list of








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What Can You Do With JM$8 million?






Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made it clear that he will be requiring his ministers to clear up hefty telephone bills after RJR News revealed on Monday, July 10, 2017 that some Government ministers had bills running into millions of








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Hepatitis and Jamaica: Stats & Facts






What is hepatitis? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.” Scientists have identified five different hepatitis viruses: hepatitis








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What’s Right With Jamaica? 18 Guinness World Records






What’s Right With Jamaica? Jamaicans have always considered themselves to be exceptional, and this is evidenced in how their infectious culture has diffused to pretty much every corner of the globe. Even the Guinness Book of World Records bears testament








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If The US Taxes Remittances, How Will Jamaica Be Affected?






The United States (US) Border Wall Funding Act of 2017 (the HR1813 Bill to Amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act) was introduced on March 30, 2017 by Republican congressman from Alabama, Mike Rogers, to the US House of Representatives. The Bill








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Euphoric: 28 New Records Set at Champs 2017






Twenty-eight. That’s how many old records were broken and new records set at the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in 2017. It was an epic display of skill, spirit and spunk. Here’s a listing of the details for each,








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Tuberculosis Stats -Jamaica & The World






Global Statistics Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2015, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and 1.8 million died from the disease (including 0.4 million among people with HIV). Over 95% of








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#Infographic: By The Numbers: Jamaica’s 2016 Crime Statistics






At her first press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to announce her 90-day crime-fighting plan, acting commissioner of police, Novelette Grant, issued a press release detailing some of the accomplishments of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in 2016. The press








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Jamaica 2016 Year In Review: Health






From the appearance of the Zika virus and the very real threat of microcephaly, to new-born infants dying from infections in two of the nation’s most revered hospitals, 2016 was a year in which Jamaica’s healthcare system frequently held the attention of the nation. The








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#Infographic: Domestic Violence in Jamaica by the Numbers (2016)






Tracking the numbers and cases for domestic violence in Jamaica from 2010-2016.








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